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Tiger Woods Arrested on DUI Charge

Tiger Woods made headlines over Memorial Day weekend after he was arrested on charges of driving under the influence early Monday morning in Florida. Woods released a statement Monday night explaining that alcohol was not involved.


Woods claimed his arrest resulted from an "unexpected reaction" to prescription medication. Woods stated, "I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions." Woods apologized to his fans and promised to ensure this situation does not happen again.


Newly released dash cam footage from Woods' arrest shows the professional golfer unable to complete field sobriety tests and wobbling back and forth while standing on the side of the road. Police instigated the traffic stop after noticing Woods' Mercedes Benz pulled over in the right lane with Woods asleep inside.
Police reports state Woods registered a 0.000 on two administered Breathalyzer tests. Woods underwent back surgery in April 2017, and has been taking prescription medication for back pain.


Contrary to popular misconceptions about the law, driving under the influence can include any substance that impairs driving ability, including prescription medications. It is crucial to understand the impact medications can have on your ability to drive before getting behind the wheel of a car, including possible interactions between multiple prescriptions.


Woods was arrested and released a few hours later by Florida's Jupiter Police Department. He was cited for DUI as well as improper parking, and must return for arraignment on July 5.



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